UPDATE: Power restored to all BC Hydro customers in Hazelton to Telkwa corridor

A total of nearly 1,300 customers were temporarily without power this afternoon

Google map showing location of power outage affecting 51 BC Hydro customers.

Google map showing location of power outage affecting 51 BC Hydro customers.

Power has been restored to all customers in the Hazelton to Telkwa corridor.

Late this morning around 11:30 a.m. power went out for 51 customers east of Smithers in an area bound by Old Babine Road on the west, Upland Road on the south and Billeter Road on the north.

Approximately two hours later at approximately 1:30 p.m., two new outages were reported in Telkwa affecting 1,273 customers and an isolated interruption on Aldous Street in New Hazelton affecting five customers.

BC Hydro is now reporting these have all been fixed but has not said if these are related to a snowstorm yesterday that dumped 23 centimetres of snow on the Bulkley Valley.

Heavy wet snow on power lines and on trees, have been know to bring down power.

Updates to follow.

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